As has been indicated, a little more patient, a little more tolerant, a little more humble. But . . .not a tolerance that becomes timid--this would make rebellion in self. Not a patience that is not positive. Not an humbleness that becomes morbid or lacking in beauty. For as orderliness is a part of thy being, so let consistency--as persistency--be a part of thy being.
Edgar Cayce Reading 1402-1
This orderliness can be found in not overreacting to your own emotions! Emotions make us who we are, but in extreme states of sensitivity, we become much too fixated on feeling and trying to identify every single drop of tentative ardency that gushes from the faucet! This manner of over exhaustion causes us not only to act as our own wardens, but also distracts us from our higher cause! There is a fine line between honoring human qualities and complete preoccupation with your own emotional fits. Some people become obsessed with trying to describe the way the actions of another made them feel-- rather than constructively moving on to the next point on the spiritual road map. Feeling is always a choice---the choice to be stressed or hurt by the influence of others has a roundabout way of only leading to more stress and hurt--- before detached clarity stands a chance---we make the circle more times than need be! I believe with enough patience and non-reactive persistence, there will come a time when you will be free of your emotional frailness---for God is not sadness! Archangel Michael and Gabriel remind me constantly, "You are experiencing these emotions for God and for the angels." (I am dreaming for them too!) This has helped me to avoid harboring mortal responses to certain events throughout life---to let go of everything, either by prayer or artistic expression! The ANGELS do not want our own sensitivity to life to become all-consuming!
A common theme in the dreams is fellowship. Fellowship and sensitivity play into each other. For this reason, fellowship is a gamble because we risk lowering our own emotional barriers to interact with each other. Being active in our communities can teach us how to be uplifting and proceed cooperatively and refrain from exalting ourselves above other people. The epic drawback to opportunities in fellowship is that mass numbers of people can create boxing rings--- a brutal and ostentatious platform---to attack and to compare.
Do not imprison your soul or another soul in constant comparison to others. Why do we want to punish ourselves by comparing a moon to the orbit? When they angels say "release" they don't merely want us to release the ghosts of the past we hold captive, they want us to release ourselves from comparison to other occupants of the world. Any form of comparison has a way of becoming a ferocious beast that cannot be stopped from mauling esteem. You have no control over other people comparing you to another human being, but what you can control is not forcing yourself back into that old dungeon again...the often solitary cell of personal reactions to life. You can choose to tell your own reaction to fuck off. Find the difference between admiration and comparison for the latter borderlines on negative turf in certain applications. If you feel as though the manner in which someone has compared or ridiculed you was wrong or interfered with your ability to be at peace with who God designed you to be-- this is the point of no return where patience is not positive and will not pay off in the long run. Tolerating something that makes you feel lousy about being you--does not pay off. Learn to identify that and then find a way to cut the lines, or ask God and archangel Michael to make a protective light shield around your aura so that the next time you encounter that person, you won't keep getting internally slammed by shallow comparisons. The comparison will never ever compare to the extraordinary and loveable person you truly are. -J
. . . "I will not leave thee comfortless, but will come and enjoin thee in thy daily activities, thy daily service." This is the promise to every soul. If ye would make that promise thine own, then seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto thee. Let there be definite periods when ye look within self, cleansing the mind, the body, in such ways and manners and measures that seemeth that as ye would offer as thine offering unto the holy experiences that may be thine. For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much--if he lives and uses that in hand day by day--shall be full to running over. For the love of the Father constraineth thee to keep thine counsel with those thou meetest day by day that thou mayest aid. Thus may the soul find expression. Thus may the life, the experience, that portion of life thou hast in this present experience become more and more beautiful, and the sunshine of thy love into the hearts and souls of those that are wondering, that are troubled because they find not the spirit of truth and life in their own lives, wilt come into those experiences of calling thee blessed in the name of the Father.
Edgar Cayce Reading 557-3